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4th-Nov-2009 10:30 pm_ _ _
psyche
Am I the only one who keeps telling themselves they'll update Lj but find it so much more convenient to type a few lines on Facebook and just leave it at that?

I thought so.
12th-Jul-2009 11:03 pm_ _ _
WTF??
I've seen a few too many fucked up movies lately, thanks to my better half, to not blog about it.

There's been Death Note 1 and 2, a Japanese horror/ psych thriller about a notebook of death that falls into the hands of a college student by the name of Light. Armed with the power to kill baddies by writing their names in a notebook he wreaks havoc but of course his father happens to head the team of investigators out to catch "Kira" (Light). If only I had such powers. I did enjoy this film a lot. Highly recommended.

More Japanese cinema but this time in the form of Big Man Japan or Dai Nipponjin a mockumentary about a superhero down on his luck. This film has a shit-tonne of "what the fuck did I just see??" unless you're used to seeing characters like Stretchy Baddie with a combover who stomps around the town, uproots buildings with his rubber band arms and lays his eggs via a spear that sticks out of his butt.

I know!

Moving along to Germany...

Tonight I saw it all. I'm sure there was more to Otto; or Up With Dead People but what sticks in my mind is gay zombie porn. 'Nuff said.

And I don't think this counts as German cinema but it's fekkin hilarious:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO10s_HK6d0
It's now stuck in my head and may stay there for days to come.
10th-Jun-2009 10:30 pm_ _ _
Miletto
31st-May-2009 02:24 pm - Speakeasy.org.nz
Miletto
Hey swing dancers! Check out the new Lindy Hop forum mah boi made up. Register, post, discuss anything swing-related that takes your fancy. Tell all your friends.

The site is new so we welcome any feedback/suggestions.

http://www.speakeasy.org.nz/

I have admin privileges so don't be a troll and piss me off! :P
6th-May-2009 08:49 pm_ _ _
Vader8
23rd-Apr-2009 07:16 pm_ _ _
WTF??
This made me facepalm.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/2349017/Eskimo-lollies-rile-Inuit

A staple lolly of the New Zealand 50-cent mixture has upset a Canadian tourist because she considers its name and shape offensive.

Seeka Lee Veevee Parsons, 21, an Inuit from the Nunavut Territory in Canada, said the Eskimo lolly, manufactured by Cadbury/Pascall, was an insult to her people.

The word "Eskimo" was unacceptable in her country and carried negative racial connotations, she said. She intended to send packets of the confectionery to the Canadian prime minister and her grandfather, a Inuit tribal elder.


Ok, I accept and appreciate that she is offended by the name which in NZ means very little but in her home country has, as she rightly points out, negative racial connotations. The word Eskimo is supposed to mean "eater of raw meat", so what gets me is her suggested alternative. Parsons proposed to shape the sweeties into seals; "the Inuit's main source of food".

Ya-what?? "Don't call us raw meat eaters but shape this candy into our food; meaty seals?" Am I the only one that sees the hypocricy here? Oy vey!

Now, I'm no stranger to racist taunts, having experienced a fair share in my younger years. So like I said, I can empathise. However, while some situations call for protest and curb stomping a Klan member, there are occasions where you can only cringe, shake your head and move on.

*Cringe*
*Shake head*
*Move on*

Parsons should learn that move.

*Cringe*
*Shake head* (can be substituted for *facepalm*)
*Move on*


Or as one member of the public said in today's DomPost, next time Parsons visits a dairy she should stay away from the junk food section.
22nd-Apr-2009 06:04 pm - Triple umlaut? Physically impossible!
Vader8
For sinders666 and kaajatimos, although you've probably already seen it :D

http://www.comicvsaudience.net/images/flow_heavymetal.jpg
29th-Mar-2009 10:10 pm_ _ _
WTF??
Not sure how real this is but it does look impressive. Extreme Sheep LED Art.
24th-Mar-2009 10:49 pm_ _ _
WTF??
The word "random" is used excessively and at times, rather unnecessarily.

Until now.

Bloggers, I give you http://pictureisunrelated.com/
4th-Mar-2009 06:45 pm - FML
Iron Cross
Had a bad day? Share it here: http://www.fmylife.com/

:)
27th-Nov-2008 09:12 pm - Originally posted in grammar_whores
MoonCat


I now have this song stuck in my head.
15th-Nov-2008 06:00 pm - Birthday
Vader8


Image says it all.
2nd-Nov-2008 06:58 pm - Stolen from morbid_curious
Vader8
For Star Wars fans :D

30th-Mar-2008 03:29 pm - Name that movie:
GunCat
What film is this line from?

"I could lay you out and fill your mouth with your mother's faeces. Or, we can talk."

And no Googling - that's cheating.
28th-Mar-2008 05:57 pm - Kids' Rock
Vader8



This reminds me, I never reviewed the second night of Rock2Wgtn...
23rd-Mar-2008 11:49 am - Rock2Wgtn
Militant
Yesterday afternoon I found myself preferring a night at home cooking and eating a nice meal, watching a few DVD's and hanging out with our guests instead of going to Rock 2 Wellington. I knew, however, that I would be dragged kicking and screaming had I made that choice when overpriced tickets had already been bought before The Rock FM decided to give them away for free. Ass bastards!

The show started with unknown guitarists situated at various spots in the crowd shredding on shiny axes. So... shiny...

Did I mention the 100 ft guitars on either side of the stage?

Lordi played first and that's when we realised just how shit the sound was. While the band themselves gave a great show with pyrotechnics and costumes that were a cross between that of Rob Zombie and Gwar, you basically had no idea what they were playing unless you knew all their music. Considering their beginning as winners of the Eurovision Song Contest they realised they were very fortunate to be playing on the same stage as their idols, Kiss and Alice Cooper.

I was most disappointed by the sound. Not only were the acoustics of the stadium not the best for the event but some basic technical errors put a dampener on an otherwise brilliant night. The guitars sounded like mush and it was as if somebody was standing in front of a speaker and would occasionally step away. I could only attribute this to a faulty cable. You'd think with the lineup like this getting the sound right would be a priority!

Next up was a local support act called Sonic Altar. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Weta Workshop for providing a 30 foot, fire-breathing, laser-eyed, roaring dragon to distract me while this abysmal excuse for a band played. It's not that they were particularly bad; they just weren't very good, either. Mediocre and nondescript is the best way I can describe them - a band you'd expect to see open for The Feelers or Dave Dobbyn. Sonic Altar? More like Medio-altar.

The dragon was cool.

Alice Cooper was easily my favourite act of the evening. I don't know how old he is now but with that kind of energy he never showed his age. What can I say? His show was mind-blowing. Just amazing. Before we even saw the man he provided a shadowplay punch-up of an "imposter". This guy puts on a show Meatloaf could only dream of achieving. (Although I shouldn't compare because I've never seen Meatloaf play live :P )He played all the classics leaving the "Poison" and "School's Out" for the encore. His show had everything; a beautiful seductress, daughter-beating, three-drummer drum solo, swords, balloons, hangings, baby-stabbings... Brilliant!

Well done, Alice Cooper, you've gained my respect. I shall be buying your CD's in the near future.

I don't know the name of the second support act but all I can say about them is: while I didn't get into their style of music, operatic medieval rock, I felt they were better suited to the event than the previous support band. More technical glitches which made some cringe.

The dragon was cool.

Kiss didn't show their age either. High energy and no sagging, flabby guts spilling out of their costumes. They certainly looked like they do in all their promotional shots I've seen. While they did play all the classics more than a few people started getting a little tired of every song being dragged out to 15 minutes with pointless solos and audience interaction. What they lacked in music they compensated with LOUD fireworks, flying foxes and flying about on cable harnesses. "I can't hear you!" Paul Stanly would say. Not bloody surprising with those loud explosions going off which I'm sure would have people suing for loss of hearing. They were just so loud.

Overall a fucking excellent night. I'm so glad I got to see them all. Looking forward to seeing Poison, Whitesnake and Ozzy Osbourne tonight.

\m/
7th-Mar-2008 09:09 pm - Audio for Transformers
Mooninite
Some audiophiles (and I don't mean .wav's >;D) out there might enjoy this.

1st-Feb-2008 10:16 am - So True!
Mooninite
Amen to this:

http://community.livejournal.com/grammar_whores/4190759.html

Please, people.  There is no such thing as "could/would/should OF", it is "could/would/should HAVE"!!!
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